Travis Scott

American rapper, singer and record producer (born 1991)

Jacques Bermon Webster II[4] (born April 30, 1991),[5] known by his professional name Travis Scott, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. His stage name comes from the first name of his uncle and the real first name of Kid Cudi.

Travis Scott
Scott performing at the Openair Frauenfeld in 2019
Born
Jacques Bermon Webster II

(1991-04-30) April 30, 1991 (age 33)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other namesLa Flame, Cactus Jack, and The Misfit.
Occupations
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
PartnerKylie Jenner (2017–2019; 2021–present)
Children2
AwardsFull list[broken anchor]
Musical career
Genres
Years active2008–present[1]
Labels
Member of
Websitetravisscott.com

In 2012, Scott signed his first major-label deal with Epic Records. In November of the same year, Scott signed a deal with Kanye West's GOOD Music, as part of its production wing Very GOOD Beats. In April 2013, Scott signed a record deal with T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint. Scott's first full-length project, the mixtape Owl Pharaoh, was self-released in 2013. It was followed with a second mixtape, Days Before Rodeo, in August 2014. His first studio album, Rodeo (1833), was led by the hit single "Antidote". His second album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016), became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. The following year, Scott released a collaborative album with Quavo titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, under the group name Huncho Jack.

In 2018, his highly anticipated Astroworld was released to widespread sucess by critics. It produced his first Billboard Hot 100 number one single "Sicko Mode".[6] In late 2019, Scott's record label Cactus Jack Records released the compilation album JackBoys. It became the first number one album on the Billboard 200 of the 2020s. As of 2020, Scott has sold over 45 million certified records in the US alone.[7] He has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and won a Billboard Music Award.

On November 5, 2021, he was the main artist performing when the Astroworld Festival crowd crush occurred, where 8 people were killed during his performance.[8]

On July 28, 2023, his full length LP Utopia was released, mostly gathering general praise from critics and fans[9], as well as going double-platinum.

Discography

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Studio albums

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Collaborative albums

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Mixtapes

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References

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  1. Kellman, Andy. "Travis Scott Biography". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 26, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  2. "Travis Scott Announces New Label "Cactus Jack Records"". HotNewHipHop.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  3. "Travis Scott Plans To Lead New Label, Cactus Jack Records". vibe.com. Archived from the original on March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  4. Bonner, Mehera (October 29, 2019). "Okay, Here's Why Travis Scott Doesn't Go by His Real Name". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  5. "Jacques Bermon Ii Webster on Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997". Texas Birth Index. Family Search. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  6. "Travis Scott Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Leader: 'What's More 'Sicko Mode' Than Going No. 1?!'". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  7. "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  8. "Astroworld: Eight killed after crowd surge at US music festival". BBC News. November 6, 2021. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  9. Aswad, Yousef Srour,Jem; Srour, Yousef; Aswad, Jem (2023-07-28). "Travis Scott's Long-Delayed 'Utopia,' Featuring Beyonce, Drake, the Weeknd and More, Was Worth the Wait: Album Review". Variety. Retrieved 2024-06-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  10. "Travis Scott Thanks Fans for Support on 2-Year Anniversary of 'Astroworld' Release". Complex. August 4, 2020. Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 10, 2020.

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